Merry Wives of Windsor: Top Ten Quotes
Slender speaking about Anne Page.
"She has brown hair, and speaks small like a woman." Act 1, scene 1
Slender speaks to Shallow, regarding his prospective marriage to Anne Page.
"I will marry her, sir, at your request: but if there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married." Act 1, scene 1
Mistress Quickly, speaking about the bad English of Dr. Caius.
"Here will be an old abusing of God's patience and the King's English." Act 1, scene 4
Pistol speaks to Falstaff after Falstaff refuses to lend him money.
"Why, then the world's mine oyster,
Which I with sword will open." Act 2, scene 2
Ford to Falstaff when he is about to offer Falstaff money to seduce Mrs. Ford.
"If money go before, all ways do lie open." Act 2, scene 2
Anne Page speaking of Slender, her father's choice of husband for her.
"O, what a world of vile ill-favour'd faults
Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year!" Act 3, scene 4
Falstaff's reflections on being dumped into the Thames in a dirty linen basket.
"If I be served such another trick, I'll have my brains ta'en out, and buttered, and give them to a dog for a new year's gift." Act 3, scene 5
Falstaff, still reflecting on his ducking, referring to his great physical bulk.
"I have a kind of alacrity in sinking." Act 3, scene 5
Falstaff hopes for good luck on his third attempt to seduce Mrs. Ford.
"This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers. . . . There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance or death." Act 5, scene 1
In Windsor Park, Falstaff finally realizes that he is the victim of a trick.
"I do begin to perceive that I am made into an ass." Act 5, scene 5
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- Merry Wives of Windsor
- Novel Summary
- Act I Scene 1-2
- Act I Scene 3
- Act I Scene 4
- Act II Scene 1
- Act II Scene 2
- Act II Scene 3 - Act III Scene 1
- Act III Scene 2
- Act III Scene 3
- Act III Scene 4
- Act III Scene 5
- Act IV Scene 1-2
- Act IV Scene 3-4
- Act IV Scene 5-6
- Act V Scene 1-5
- Character Profiles
- Metaphor Analysis
- Theme Analysis
- Top Ten Quotes
- William Shakespeare
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